Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Ran Scared From Leeds GMB Protest In Support Of NHS

22 Mar 2015


He got out of his car, walked into the centre, shook a few hands, walked out again, got back into his car and that was it and he can’t have been there more than 30 seconds says GMB.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ran scared from a GMB protest held in support of the NHS yesterday (19th March) in Pudsey after they gave him a noisy reception during a farcical visit to a Leeds health centre. See notes to editors for copy of GMB press release before the protest.

Mr Hunt arrived at Robin Lane Medical Centre in Pudsey to be greeted by demonstrators from local trade union branches including GMB. 

Tim Roache, GMB Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Regional Secretary attended.

Tim Roache said “Mr Hunt refused to answer questions put to him by demonstrators about what the government is doing to the NHS.

It was a total farce. He got out of his car, walked into the centre, shook a few hands, walked out again, got back into his car and that was it.He can’t have been there more than 30 seconds. If it had been a private medical centre he’d have stayed an hour.”